Savory Spicy Pecans are an easy party recipe with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a hint of Tabasco. Seasoned roasted pecans are a classic appetizer snack, especially for the holidays. Grab the recipe and make some for an easy cocktail party at home.
Easy savory spicy pecans
If there’s one food item that never goes out of style for a party at home, it’s seasoned nuts. And being from the South, we prefer our beloved pecans!
These savory spicy pecans are a great recipe to round out any party menu. Or place them on the bar so guests can nibble as they pour.
This recipe is a wonderful mix of smoky flavors with a hint of spice.
PARTY TIP: Buy nuts in bulk and keep them in the freezer for up to 2 years. They’re great to have on hand for last minute party plans.
I like to keep plenty of entertaining supplies on hand this time of year. That means nuts, cheeses, crackers, and plenty of booze. If you have pecan halves in your pantry or freezer, I bet you have the ingredients to make these savory pecans!
Savory Cocktail Pecans
I love to balance out the flavor of a sweeter drink with something savory like these seasoned pecans. And I always put a bowl on our holiday party bar for guests to nibble as they sip.
For an easy cocktail to sip on with the nuts, try this Kahlúa cocktail: combine 1 ounce Kahlua + 3/4 ounce Amaretto + 4 ounces of Coke or Pepsi. Serve over ice.
More cocktails to pair
- a pomegranate sparkling cocktail
- delicious spiced sangria
- our gin and ginger liqueur cocktail
- this Christmas cocktail with vodka and pineapple
- our red Christmas cocktail
- a Santa’s helper cocktail with vodka
How to make spiced pecans
- Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper before adding the pecans, for easy clean up.
- Once you mix the sauce with the pecans you’ll have some remaining in the bottom of the bowl. Make sure you pour that over the pecans before putting them in the oven to roast. That sauce is full of delicious flavor!
- Use other nuts with this recipe too! Walnuts and almonds would be terrific on their own or added with the pecans. Just make sure to stick with the 3 cups of nuts called for in the recipe.
- Once these are cooked, makes sure to let them cool completely before serving. That allows the pecans to set up and retain their crunch.
- Store these in a bowl lightly covered with foil for up to 5 days (if they last that long).
- 3 cups pecan halves
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Tabasco sauce
- Combine wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Place pecans in a large bowl and pour wet mixture over top. Stir to coat pecans.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Spread pecans onto foil in a single layer and pour any remaining sauce mixture evenly over the nuts.
- Bake for 25 minutes., stirring after every 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely and serve.
Try this with other nuts like almonds or walnuts; or mix 2 or 3 types together.